Shot on location in the beautiful countryside surrounding Kiev by director Alex Southam, the band are very pleased and proud to present their new video for Ditmas.
Alex explains more:
“Whilst recently filming in Ukraine, I started doing some research and learning about Ukrainian Cossacks – their heritage, history, and associated spiritualism. I was surprised to learn that there is a small but ardent population who keep the traditions going.
“The narrative for Ditmas came about whilst discussing another idea for the band, when the suggestion of a cossacks were mooted. Cossacks are synonymous with incredible horesemanship, so it felt like a natural fit. Our character (Evgeniy) in the video has grown up within a cossack community.
“The video was shot in the stunning countryside surrounding Kiev which was something to behold. I spent a long time discussing our narrative and approach with Evgeniy, breaking down our narrative beat, as well as I could given the language barrier. Whilst the shoot was pretty brutal and unforgiving – particularly for our hero – we captured something really special.”
Ditmas (or Ditmas Park) is a neighbourhood in Brooklyn and the location of Aaron Dessner’s studio where Mumford & Sons wrote and demo’d much of Wilder Mind.
See you next week Aviemore!
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